NSIDP students who graduated between 2005 and the end of 2014 published on average 3.7 papers (SD: 2.6, SEM: 0.2) with a median of 4 papers per student. 9 students did not publish a single paper and 3 students published 10 or more papers.

Below is a self-reported sampling of publications arising from work during graduate school, mostly by current students.

Student Name Publication(s)
Caitlin Aamodt

FoxP2 isoforms delineate spatiotemporal transcriptional networks for vocal learning in the zebra finch.

Burkett ZD, Day NF, Kimball TH, Aamodt CM, Heston JB, Hilliard AT, Xiao X, White SA.

Elife. 2018 Jan 23;7. pii: e30649. doi: 10.7554/eLife.30649. PMID: 29360038

Bryce Bajar

Akin O.*, Bajar B.T.*, Keles M.F., Frye M.A., Zipursky S.L. Cell-type-specific patterned stimulus-independent neural activity in the developing Drosophila visual system during synapse formation. Neuron. 2019 Mar 6;101(5):894-904. PMID: 30711355 * These authors contributed equally.

Karen Cheng

Cheng KY, Colbath RA, Frye MA. Olfactory and Neuromodulatory Signals Reverse Visual Object Avoidance to Approach in Drosophila. Current Biology : Cb. PMID 31155354 DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.05.010  

Mongeau JM, Cheng KY, Aptekar J, Frye MA. Visuomotor strategies for object approach and aversion in. The Journal of Experimental Biology. PMID 30559298 DOI: 10.1242/jeb.193730  


Joel Frohlich

Mohammad-Rezazadeh I, Frohlich J, Loo SK, Jeste SS. "Brain connectivity in autism spectrum disorder." Current opinion in neurology. 2016 Feb.

Frohlich, Joel, Andrei Irimia, and Shafali S. Jeste. "Trajectory of frequency stability in typical development." Brain imaging and behavior 9.1 (2015): 5-18.

Jeste, Shafali S., Joel Frohlich, and Sandra K. Loo. "Electrophysiological biomarkers of diagnosis and outcome in neurodevelopmental disorders."Current opinion in neurology 28.2 (2015): 110-116.

Frohlich J, Horn JD Van (2014). Reviewing the ketamine model for schizophrenia. Journal of Psychopharmacology 28: 287–30

Nicholas Hardy

1.    Schloesser, RJ., Orvoen S, Jimenez DV, Hardy NF, Maynard KR, Sukumar M, Manji HK, Gardier AM, David DJ, and Martinowich K. “Antidepressant-like Effects of Electroconvulsive Seizures Require Adult Neurogenesis in a Neuroendocrine Model of Depression.” Brain Stimulation 8, no. 5 (September 2015): 862–67. doi:10.1016/j.brs.2015.05.011.

2.    Shtrahman M, Aharoni DB, Hardy NF, Buonomano DV, Arisaka K, Otis TS. Multifocal Fluorescence Microscope for Fast Optical Recordings of Neuronal Action Potentials. Biophysical Journal (2014).

3.    Schloesser RJ, Jimenez1 DV, Hardy NF, Paredes D, Catlow BJ, Manji HK, McKay RD, Martinowich K. Atrophy of pyramidal neurons and increased stress-induced glutamate levels in CA3 following chronic suppression of adult neurogenesis. Brain Structure and Function (2013).

Roni Hazim

Hazim R., Jiang M., Esteve-Rudd J., Diemer T., Lopes VS., Williams DS. (2016). Live-cell imaging of phagosome motility in primary mouse RPE cells. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 854:751-755.

Williams DS., Chadha A., Hazim R*., Gibbs D. (2017). Gene therapy approaches for prevention of retinal degeneration in Usher syndrome. Nature Gene Therapy. 1-4.

*Co-First Author

Hazim RA, Karumbayaram S, Jiang M, Dimashkie A, Lopes VS, Li D, Burgess BL, Vijayaraj P, Alva-Ornelas JA, Zack JA, Kohn DB, Gomperts BN, Pyle AD, Lowry WE, Williams DS. Differentiation of RPE cells from integration-free iPS cells and their cell biological characterization. Stem Cell Research & Therapy. 2017;8:1-17.

Esteve-Rudd J, Hazim RA*, Diemer T, Paniagua AE, Volland S, Umapathy A, Williams DS. Defective phagosome motility and degradation in cell nonautonomous RPE pathogenesis of a dominant macular degeneration. PNAS. 2018;115: 5468-5473. 

*Co-first author

Hazim RA, Williams DS. Cell culture analysis of the phagocytosis of photoreceptor outer segments by primary mouse RPE cells. Methods in Molecular Biology. 2018; 63-71.


Leanna Hernandez

1.  Jann K, Hernandez LM, Beck-Pancer D, McCarron R, Smith RX, Dapretto M, Wang DJ (2015). Altered resting perfusion and functional connectivity of default mode network in youth with autism spectrum disorder. Brain Behav, 5(9):e00358.

2.  Green SA, Hernandez L, Tottenham N, Krasileva K, Bookheimer SY, Dapretto M (2015). Neurobiology of Sensory Overresponsivity in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorders. JAMA Psychiatry, 72(8):778-86.

3.  Hernandez LM, Rudie JD, Green SA, Bookheimer S, Dapretto M (2015). Neural signatures of autism spectrum disorders: insights into brain network dynamics. Neuropsychopharmacology, 40(1):171-89.

4.  Green SA, Rudie JD, Colich NL, Wood JJ, Shirinyan D, Hernandez L, Tottenham N, Dapretto M, Bookheimer SY (2013). Overreactive brain responses to sensory stimuli in youth with autism spectrum disorders. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 52(11):1158-72.

5.  Pfeifer JH, Merchant JS, Colich NL, Hernandez LM, Rudie JD, Dapretto M (2013). Neural and behavioral responses during self-evaluative processes differ in youth with and without autism. J Autism Dev Disord, 43(2):272-85.

Lyle Kingsbury

Kingsbury, L.*, Huang, S.*, Wang, J., Gu, K., Golshani, P., Wu, Y. E., & Hong, W. (2019). Correlated Neural Activity and Encoding of Behavior across Brains of Socially Interacting Animals. Cell, 178(2), 429–446.e16. (*co-first authors)

Wes Smith

Frontostriatal Circuit Dynamics Correlate with Cocaine Cue-Evoked Behavioral Arousal during Early Abstinence.

Smith WC, Rosenberg MH, Claar LD, Chang V, Shah SN, Walwyn WM, Evans CJ, Masmanidis SC.

eNeuro. 2016 Jun 23;3(3). pii: ENEURO.0105-16.2016. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0105-16.2016. eCollection 2016 May-Jun. PMID: 27390774

Rich-Club Organization in Effective Connectivity among Cortical Neurons.

Nigam S, Shimono M, Ito S, Yeh FC, Timme N, Myroshnychenko M, Lapish CC, Tosi Z, Hottowy P, Smith WC, Masmanidis SC, Litke AM, Sporns O, Beggs JM.

J Neurosci. 2016 Jan 20;36(3):670-84. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2177-15.2016. PMID: 26791200